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NZ Herald Premier Series: Organ Symphony


Thu 17 May 2018, 8:00pm–11:00pm

Where: Auckland Town Hall - Great Hall, 303 Queen St, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Reserve C: $52.00
  • Reserve B: $69.00
  • Reserve A: $89.00
  • Premier: $110.00
  • Additional fees may apply


After considerable international success, New Zealand conductor Gemma New makes her first appearance with the APO.

Studying in grey London in 1940, the young Douglas Lilburn wrote this love song to his far-off home. Right from the first bars, it is music of open sky and high mountains, green pastures and clean seas.

Sibelius’ superb Violin Concerto is an apt piece to match it, as the Finnish master was one of Lilburn’s favourite composers. Then Saint-Saëns’ masterpiece – it will be impossible not to be swept away when the full power of the magnificent Auckland Town Hall organ is unleashed!

Pre-concert talk by Kevin Bishop at 7:15pm in the concert chamber.

Conductor: Gemma New
Violin: Francesca Dego
Organ: Christopher Wrench

Lilburn: Aotearoa Overture
Sibelius: Violin Concerto
Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3, ‘Organ’

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